Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 1/3/10 2011 REDFISHING STARTING OUT WITH A BANG!!!

The redfishing has started out good for 2011 and should continue thru the winter months. We had a couple of warm days with highs in the upper 60’s and that has brought the water temps back up a few degrees. The water temps actually touched the fifty degree mark on the rising tide in the the lower Cape Fear on Saturday Jan 1st. The redfish have really responded and hopefully this trend will continue. We need a normal weather pattern and the redfishing should be good for the rest of the winter.

The reds are schooled up in the creeks and we have been able to do a little sightfishing when the winds and tides cooperate. Most of the reds have been caught blindcasting soft plastics and Gulp Shrimp along creek banks, shellbeds, and the marsh edge. We have also picked up a few fish on live mud minnows. There have been lots of 20+ to 30+ fish days over the past week. We did struggle one day after the last cold front, but did manage five fish in some cold conditions. We have also picked up a few nice speckled trout in the two to three pound range.

Thanks for reading the report and hopefully I will have a good one for the middle of Jan. Check out the photos from some of the trips last week.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Carolina Beach Inshore Fishing Blog

A nice red I picked up blindcasting a paddle tail jig along a creek bank on Christmas day.

My favorite father-in-law Lloyd Hudson and Christian with the result of a double hookup. This was a great present for us with around 40 reds on Christmas day.

12/28/10 Kevin, Eric, and Roger with a few of the reds they caught casting artificials along the marsh edge

Bill and Dave had a double digit day on 12/30/10

12/31/10 Christian and the masked man Alex with the the speckled trout they caught fishing Gulp Shrimp. This was a great day with 34 redfish and four speckled trout.

1/1/11 Paul with one of the reds he caught fishing a live mud minnow on a jighead. This nine year old did a great job casting jigs and picked up 12 reds on artificials and mud minnows

Eric and Paul with three of about 20 reds they caught fishing mud minnows and scented artificials on 1/1/11

Robert with a 26″ and 28.5′ redfish he caught fishing Gulp Alive Shrimp. This was a good day with 27 redfish all on artificials.

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